Japan's Mount Fuji to get World Heritage stamp
02/05/2013 8:25 am
Japan's Mount Fuji will likely be added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites next month after an influential advisory panel to the UN cultural body made a recommendation, officials said.
Campaign to save Barrier Reef from industry
29/04/2013 9:29 am
Conservationists accused Australia of failing to protect the Great Barrier Reef from massive industrial development as they launched a multi-million dollar campaign to drum up awareness.
Greenpeace activists board coal ship off Australia reef
24/04/2013 9:07 am
Six activists from conservation group Greenpeace boarded a coal carrier on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef Wednesday, calling for an end to exports of the fuel.
Motorboats go silent on Venice's Grand Canal
15/04/2013 10:40 am
Venice on Sunday enjoyed the sounds of silence as authorities imposed a five-hour ban on motorboats plying the Renaissance city's main waterway in a bid to raise awareness about noise pollution and architectural damage caused by waves.
Singapore gardens aim for UNESCO heritage status
03/04/2013 9:15 am
Singapore, one of the world's most densely populated countries, is campaigning to get its 154-year-old Botanic Gardens declared a UNESCO world heritage site.
'Mad Max' accused of destroying Namib desert
05/03/2013 9:34 am
Namibian environmental groups and tourism companies expressed fury Monday about a film crew's alleged destruction of sensitive areas in the world's oldest desert while shooting "Mad Max: Fury Road."
Australia rejects heritage listing for Tasmanian rainforest
08/02/2013 8:46 am
Australia Friday rejected a bid for blanket heritage listing of Tasmania's Tarkine rainforest, angering environmentalists who said it would allow mining and could threaten the Tasmanian devil.
Furry crabs may be healing Great Barrier Reef
05/02/2013 9:07 am
Furry crabs once thought to be damaging the Great Barrier Reef may in fact be helping save the coral by stopping the spread of disease, a researcher said.
Stranded US Navy ship ignored warnings: Philippines
21/01/2013 10:14 am
A US Navy minesweeper that has been stuck on a World Heritage-listed coral reef in the Philippines since last week ignored warnings to avoid the area, a government official said on Monday.
Reserve is haven for study of Brazil's Atlantic rainforest
05/11/2012 9:37 am
Brazil's Salto Morato Nature Preserve is a haven for scientists studying the dwindling Atlantic rainforest, an area less renowned than the Amazon forest but just as biologically diverse and equally threatened by human encroachment.